NEON and the Marina Abramović Institute (MAI) are partnering to present As One at the Benaki Museum in Greece.
This collaboration springs from NEON’s mission to broaden the Greek public’s access to a wide variety of contemporary art forms, including performance art. Combining its efforts with MAI, an organisation that works to promote aspiring performance artists and present collaborative projects based on the legacy of Marina Abramović, As One comprises a series of public participatory projects based on the the Abramović Method, in conjunction with a parallel programme of Performance and Immaterial Art called NEON-MAI Lab.
The Abramović Method is an approach designed by Marina Abramović to engage the public with participatory experiences. The Method draws upon a huge reservoir of the artist’s experiences, performances and practice over the last 40 years that is gradually being distilled into a series of exercises that explore boundaries of body and mind. The Method is founded upon individual and collective participation and forms an experiential approach to immaterial art.
Since this process is being continually explored and reshaped by its creator, the specific form of the Method to be presented in Athens will be a unique evolution of comparable works presented by the artist across the world over the years.
An original programme of parallel events called NEON-MAI Lab – including performances, workshops, talks and new commissions by Greek artists – will also be presented.
The project runs from 10 March - 24 April 2016. Please click here for more information.